The “West Coast Joe Blanton”


This is Brandon McCarthy’s actual Twitter profile photo. Yes, really.

For those wondering, Brandon McCarthy is firmly in the sweet potato camp, and I’m not talking about an attractive-soft-around-the-edges person. Then again, who’s to say he isn’t into that. But sweet potatoes – the vegetable – yea… McCarthy can get jiggy with that.

How do I know?

Is it my access to clubhouses? No.

Is it that I saw him at an all-you-can-eat sweet potato buffet? No, but I wish.

Is it because I follow his twitter feed? You betcha.

For those who argue Tweets are the banal inner monologue to the bored, I’d say, sure you’re usually right. But McCarthy – or as he dubbed himself, “the West Coast Joe Blanton” aka WCJB – has made having an account well worth my vastly dispensable time.

And without knowing any of you, I’m sure it’s worth your time, too. But what’s your favorite tweet of his? And WCJB, if you’re reading this, I too feel you on Arrested Development. Just do me the favor of buying a really nice suit (because you, not I, can afford it) then continually mention how much it costs.




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  1. suicide squeeze says:

    His bio on Twitter is fantastic as well:

    “I pitch baseballs. I love Liverpool and LSU football. Those are different footballs but I’m not explaining the difference. My wife says to say that I’m married”

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  2. TheGrandSlamwich says:

    Was that meant to be a compliment to the A’s rotation or self promotion? Nice either way.

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  3. tbad says:

    What about a running, comprehensive list of ballplayers twitter accounts that are actually worth following? McCarthy’s, @LoMoMarlins, etc.

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  4. ThomasTSKH says:

    Great Twitter, or greatest Twitter?

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